When the king saw in that letter, which was brought (to him), the manner of excuse with flattery and humility, he said to himself, " we should not harass that humble man. Why should the lion which hunts elephants contemplate fighting with foxes ? Whenever I want to hunt, the troops which sur- round my country (are ready to join me). " Then the king accepted the tribute from him and compelled him to purchase (peace). He led the troops towards (the country of) Narayan, and reached Malkota on the second day. : F#tilh-iif~Saintin, pp. 552-3. 24 (a). HARIHARA I AND VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION. SUMMARY. * In the Saka year one thousand two hundred and fifty eight, corresponding to the cyclic year Isvara, King Harihara granted, in the presence of Grod Virupaksa, on the holy day of §ivaratri, at the request of Cikka Vodaya, Karanika- smsthyas to Brahmans in all the places where they were dwelling. From the Anciint Rtcords <?/ Caufasvarinandavaram; Mae. Mss. 15-3-18. 24 (b). SUMMARY. While Harihararaya was ruling at Vijayanagara, Cikka Vodaya secured the office of the Karanika for the Brahmans. As he caused also a canal to be dug from the Pinakini which passed through the fields of Bondiladinne and Sugumanci, it is said that such nlraramba crops as rice, sugarcane etc,, used to grow in abundance. Katyyat of Tmaproddufrr, Z. R. 33, pp. 122-123. 24 (C). SUMMART. At the request of Cikka Vodaya, Harihararaya granted to the Mahajaaas of Nandavaram, in the temple of the god * S.a 1258 euTupoodt to DhXtri ind not ltT«r».